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New Build - Everyday use, light interior design programs for now

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March 2, 2014 8:18:52 AM

Hey folks, need some guidance on a build. Been wanting to purchase the 20-20 design programs to start using for a small business, but my old laptop just doesn't cut it. Wanting to build a desktop that can handle it.
Here are the minimum requirements they list for the 20-20 programs:
Processor: Dual Core or Quad Core at 2.16GHz or above
System Memory: 3 GB RAM (for 32 bit OS) or 6 GBRAM (for 64 bit OS)
Graphic Card: NVidia GeForce or ATI Radeon with 512 MB (3D accelerator)
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Since that's min, I've got no problem going way above those specs..

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week or 2

Budget Range: $400-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 20-20 design, everyday use

Are you buying a monitor: maybe, have an old one, but resolution is listed at 1440x900, do I need a new one?

Parts to Upgrade: all new pieces, would like to be able to upgrade ram or video card at a later date if I need. Maybe start around 8gb ram, upgradeable to 16 or even 32 some day? Idk, you guys tell me

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Probably Newegg

Location: southern Indiana

Parts Preferences: Prefer Intel

Overclocking: Don't know

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know

Your Monitor Resolution: Again, program lists min as 1280x1024, and have an old at 1440x900, you guys tell me

Additional Comments: 20-20 technologies is what I'm building for, but have used Photoshop lightly in the past, and may use it I the future, but that's not in the immediate plans

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:

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March 2, 2014 8:47:53 AM

i3 3240 would be fine,r7 250(GPU),8 gigs 1600mhz any ram,mobo for 80.I would reccomned you Full HD monior(1920x1080).If you need os download it cracked from torrent.
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March 2, 2014 2:24:19 PM

Change out to 1600 memory I guess tho, missed your suggestion
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March 3, 2014 3:53:13 AM

everything is good,i would reccomend you hd 7700 it gives large change over 7730 for little money
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